Under A Falling Star by Jae is a book that I read due to peer pressure. A number of my twitter followers kept asking me where my reviews were for Jae’s work. I can honestly say that no other author has stirred up this much passion. So, naturally, I read the book.
Not only am I really glad I read the book but I can see why she has such a lot of loyal fans. Jae writes well and this was a charming story.
The story is about Austen and Dee, two women who couldn’t be more different and yet they work so well together.
Austen gets a new job as a secretary. Her first assignment is to decorate the Christmas tree in the lobby.
Dee, the company COO is walking through the lobby at the end of the day when she stops to fix the Christmas tree lights. While trying to correct the off centre decorations the star at the top of the tree falls off and hits her on the head.
Austen, is in the lobby at the time and sees a woman getting hit by the falling star. She takes the stranger to the emergency room and finds herself intrigued by this woman who is both strong and vulnerable all at once.
Dee doesn’t like to accept Austen’s help but the feisty new employee won’t take no for an answer. In an attempt to nurture the budding friendship Dee fails to tell Austen that she is really the COO of the company.
The question now is what will happen when Austen finds out that Dee lied to her? Can these two women from very different positions in the company deny their attraction to one another and keep their jobs?
Jae handled both women well. Austen is a feisty little woman who doesn’t let Dee get away with anything.
Dee, on the other hand, does what she needs to do to keep the company going and sometimes that means playing the bad guy where the employees are concerned. Jae wrote this with a believability that feels like she intimately understands the role of a corporate manager and the internal battle that they face when doing their jobs.
The Writing Style
The pace was great, the story flowed and I kept being drawn back to the book, even when I had to put it down to get some work done.
Jae’s writing style is simple and uncomplicated which is good for light romance work. It keeps the text easy to follow and the story moving along.
This was a good book. Well worth a read.
I didn’t like the cover and the Amazon blurb was a little different to the actual story.
Great book, despite the cover. Well worth a read for any lover of light, lesbian romance.
Excerpt from Under A Falling Star by Jae
The woman, clad in a pantsuit that hugged her shapely hips, definitely wasn’t part of the marketing department. Austen would have remembered colleague with such a sexy ass. So what the hell is she doing rearranging my tree? She rolled her eyes at herself. My tree? Still, she couldn’t help feeling a little protective as she watched the stranger manhandle the tree.
The woman pulled another light off a branch, making the tree start to sway and dislodging a few snowflakes.
Still holding on to the tree, the woman whirled around. The top branches tilted.
Austen surged forward, but it was too late.
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Publisher: Ylva Verlag e.Kfr
Note: I received a free review copy of this book for review. No money was exchanged for this review. I will always endeavour to review books as honestly as possible and on occasion I refuse to review books.